About Us / Patrons

As a not-for-profit and for-purpose organisation established to promote and service the Australian fashion and retail industries, it is with great pleasure that the Festival introduced the ‘Dress Circle’ Patrons program in 2015.

An honorary circle of influencers and supporters, patrons play a vital role in the future of Australian fashion supporting the Festival as a platform to nurture designers, artists and the industry. Through advocacy and financial assistance, the patrons help enable our incredible design talent to maximise their potential throughout the year.

Laura Anderson
Sesil Arzadian
Robyn Baillieu
Anna Baird
Tiur and Barnie Bouchard
Danielle Besen
Wendy Carter
Catherine Cervasio
Kathy Cocovski
Drummond Family
Christopher Dunkley
Maryanne, Dario, Priscilla, Chantel and James Giannarelli
Jinah Johnston
Grace Khallouf
Graeme Lewsey and Peter Sagar
John Manos and Simon Kais
Shirin and Daniel Pulitano
Miss Pearls
Connie Musumeci
Caroline Ralph-Smith
Helen Reizer
Singam Family
Jennifer Smorgon
Andreas and Zoe Skoullos
Sissi Stasios
Taylor Family
Robert Tamburro and Frank Petruzzelli
Dr Rupali Kashyap